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Surprised by small things

My friend, Laura, recently introduced me to the wonders of spaghetti squash.  What an amazing vegetable!  Who knew squash could masquerade as pasta?  Is my enthusiasm naive?  Does everyone know about spaghetti squash?  Laura taught me her culinary ways:  Slice in half (not easy–imagine arm muscle on the pumpkin carving scale), scrape out the guts, boil 20-30 minutes, submerge in cold water.  Then the fun:  scrape with a fork and watch the spaghetti pile up on your plate.  I tossed mine with some pesto sauce.  The Creator is incredible.  What a surprise he crafted in this mundane-looking yellow veggie!  How he must delight in small things (like me).   

Well, that is about all I have the energy to blog.  I had a birth last night and the need for some sleep is muddling my brain.  I can happily report that an unmedicated woman gave birth to a peachy perfect, alert baby last night.  And it was her first time.  And it was in a hospital.  Birth.  Yep, good stuff. 

Small things.

6 responses »

  1. Congratulations to that woman. I’m still in awe over my birth experience.

  2. I just watched the “trust birth” video and it makes me so sad. I wish I could have had a natural birth with Suzi, but her birth went relatively well. I have a friend who was completely robbed of seeing her son born. Her epidural/spinal didn’t numb her completely, so they kicked her husband out, put her under general anesthesia, and did a C-section. She didn’t even see the baby until two hours later. Next time I’m definitely going to need a doula. It can be tough standing up to your nurses and doctors.

    I’m going to have to try this pasta squash–imagine, a pasta that doesn’t go straight to my thighs! 🙂

  3. inexplicableways

    Kelley–I’m still in awe over your birth experience, too! 🙂

  4. gracefullearning

    Isn’t it great! Bryan has made it several times and MG will devour it! Hey, are you facilitating a Trust Birth Group? I REALLY need to email you, don’t I!!! I need your number so we can chat!

  5. inexplicableways

    No, sadly, I have one too many groups these days. My arms are getting tired from the juggling act. But there isn’t a TB group in SC so we’ll see…

  6. gracefullearning

    i started, but had some more thinking and sortin, so I let it go.


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